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BFG KM2 vs GY MT/R

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by extremachn1, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. Jun 24, 2012 at 11:35 AM
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    Maticuno

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    My last supervisor had a set of the KM2's on his heavily expedition modified F-150 and he about killed them in only 15,000 miles.
     
  2. Jun 24, 2012 at 11:47 AM
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    I am moving from KM2's to MTR's. Main reason was I wanted a tire that was a good all around performer but also good in snow/ice. Once the roads got even a little wet, my KM2's were lose grip. KM2 is a good tire, as I have had mine on for almost 4 years, but it was time for a change. Just waiting for my truck to get done and my wheels to arrive so I can put them on.

    Old spare next to the new MTR

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  3. Jun 24, 2012 at 2:25 PM
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    Nice the generals aren't that great of a tire they don't really do well on rocky or sandy situations
     
  4. Dec 10, 2012 at 2:40 PM
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    Bumpin an old thread. I'll be getting some new tires in a few weeks I think. I've been running 33x10.50 KM2s. They've been great but I'm planning to go wider this this with a 33x12.50

    Trying to decide between:

    BFG KM2 (I know what to expect since I've had these)

    Goodyear MT/R Kevlar (I had the old style MT/Rs on my last rig and liked them but I dont have experience with the Kevlars)

    General Grabber Red Letters. (Cool looking but have heard they're not great in the rocks).

    The KM2s have been really good for me and I've got nearly 50K miles on my current set. They still have some life in them so I'll sell them for cheap and they'll last a while longer for someone looking for a cheap set.

    Would be nice if the Kevlars are a better winter tire.

    Not interested in the Duratracs. But would love to hear more opinions and see pics of Kevlar 33x12.50s on first gens
     
  5. Dec 10, 2012 at 9:19 PM
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    45acp

    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    From what I've seen out of mine, the MT/Rs are better at everything with the exception that they seem to wear faster on-road.

    No winter experience yet, but Spoonman mentioned they're great in snow, but not so much on ice. Can't see how they'd be any worse than the KM2s in that regard.
     
  6. May 18, 2013 at 5:02 PM
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    Gearheadesw

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    Can the Goodyear MTR's be mounted "backwards"? Have the more aggressive tread on the inside, and the tighter tread on the outside. Seems the cornering forces would tear up the tread less, with more rubber on the outside. Haven't found any thing on the Goodyear site.
     
  7. May 18, 2013 at 10:33 PM
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    45acp

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    Scuba has run the MTRs with the tighter tread on the outside and said he didn't notice a difference.
     
  8. May 19, 2013 at 4:47 AM
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    Cool, thanks 45acp. Can't find anything from Goodyear, or any where, saying they are actually directional.
     
  9. May 19, 2013 at 7:05 AM
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    They say which direction to run them on the side of the tire.
     
  10. May 19, 2013 at 2:09 PM
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    Hmmm. no claim of directional on the Goodyear site, interesting. Thanks.
     
  11. Jun 13, 2014 at 7:01 AM
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    i've gotten 56k on my 285/75/17s and still have tread to spare. just rotated every 5k
     

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